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Re: DIY Fuel Polishing?
In order to truly polish, you would have to invest multiple times more in filtering media than the $50 in fuel youíre trying to polish. If I didnít have something else I could burn it in, I would pay it forward and donate it to someone in the marina that could use it. Then buy fresh fuel.
As for cleaning the tank yourself, you can do so with solvents, if you have a way to extract them, when your done. Take a peek in and see how bad it is, once youíve pumped out the current contents. I think xylene is often used, but you want a good organic respirator and zero sparking. Iím pretty sure, if you donít get every drop back out, it will readily mix with the diesel, as i think itís the ingredient in many diesel clean additives. This should be confirmed, itís off the top of my head.
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